Auckland Croquet Club, based at the Miners Recreation Ground in Chilton, got their league season off to a good start when they defeated the Tyneside Hunters by 11.5 to 6.5.
The match took place despite having to play throughout the day in heavy rain.
However Auckland were the slightly stronger team reflected in some good performances by Catherine, Carol, Jean and Eugene.
The next match, playing on unfamiliar ground, away at Alnmouth resulted in a draw.
The Croquet Club are always looking to welcome new players to the fold. Practice sessions are Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 2pm until 4.30pm.
Go along to the Rec, situated at the rear of the Nisa Petrol Station and have a try for free. Equipment and tuition are provided. All you need is a pair of flat shoes. It’s a great way to get gentle exercise, fresh air and meet good company.
For more information call Jane on 01388 834465, Freda on 01388 720074 or Eugene on 01388 488666.